The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second consecutive game. The Penguins and Ottawa Senators were in a race to the finish line as the game featured few whistles, a lot of skating, a bit of Jeff Carter, and two points for the Penguins.
Casey DeSmith started for the Penguins. He earned his first win since Jan. 2, and his first win in his last four starts.
Former Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray was also sharp. He stopped 42 of 43, but Ottawa mustered only five shots in the third period and the Penguins hogged the puck.
Carter broke his six-game goalless streak with just his second goal in his last 12 games. Carter led all players with seven shots on goal. The Penguins survived a late rally by the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 28 to win 6-4. However, there was no such great rally on Thursday.
The Penguins controlled the play and shots in the third period. The win pushed them into second place.
In pursuit of his 500th goal, Sidney Crosby was held scoreless and was hobbled by a shot that hit the inside of his knee in the third period. However, Crosby didn’t leave the bench, nor did he miss a shift.
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